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In Antananarivo we recommend the following car rental offers

from 42 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Suzuki Swift
14 Days from 02.09 - 16.09.2024
Example vehicle
from 56 $ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Suzuki Jimny
14 Days from 02.09 - 16.09.2024
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from 47 $ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Mini
e.g. Suzuki Swift
14 Days from 02.09 - 16.09.2024
Example vehicle

Antananarivo, nestled in the Central Highlands, is a vibrant city with a population of over 3 million people. Amidst its bustling streets and colorful markets, you’ll find a captivating blend of traditional Malagasy culture and colonial architecture. The official language is Malagasy, but French and English are widely spoken among locals and in tourist areas.

Brief History and Culture

Originally established as a fortress in the 15th century, Antananarivo showcases a rich history reflected in its well-preserved royal palaces and antiquated churches. The city offers a unique mix of traditional and contemporary Malagasy culture, evidenced in its vibrant festivals, culinary scene, and art exhibitions.

Exploring the City

Rova of Antananarivo

The main attraction in Antananarivo is the Rova, the royal palace which overlooks the city. Although damaged in a fire, the palace is being restored and still offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city.

Markets

No visit to 'Tana' is complete without exploring its bustling markets. A visit to the Zoma Market, known to be one of the largest in the world, offers a chance to revel in local crafts, exotic fruits, souvenirs, and more.

Getting Around with Car Rental

Antananarivo’s road network is extensive but often congested. Renting a compact or economy car is the best choice for navigating the city’s narrow streets and heavy traffic. Remember to drive on the right side of the road and obey the speed limit, usually 50km/h in urban zones.

Parking Tips

On-street parking in Antananarivo can get crowded during working hours. It’s best to opt for guarded parking lots near the city center, which often charge a small fee.

Traffic Rules

Wearing a seatbelt is compulsory and mobile phone use while driving is prohibited. Be wary of local “taxi-be” (shared-taxi buses); they often stop unexpectedly and can cause traffic congestion.

Exploring Surrounding Cities and Landscapes

Once you've explored Antananarivo, hop in your rental car to discover the surrounding landscapes. On the east coast, you’ll find beautiful beaches, while a drive into the Central Highlands will transport you to a world of dense rainforests and exotic wildlife.

Climate and Best Time to Visit

Antananarivo has a temperate climate with a rainy season between November and April. We recommend visiting between May and October, during the dry season, for the most comfortable sightseeing experience.

Currency

The local currency is Malagasy Ariary (MGA). Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants, but it's recommended to have some cash handy for smaller establishments and tips.

Seasonal Events

Keep an eye out for the Alahamady Festival in March, a lively celebration of the Malagasy New Year, and the vibrant Independence Day celebrations in June.

Start your adventure in Antananarivo today and discover all the unique experiences this city has to offer!

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